chapter  Chapter 1
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The Army in 1857

ByC.B. Singh Sheoran

It is necessary to understand the structure of the army, its organization and the prevalent terminology in the year 1857, before starting the narrative. We start by asking how the history of the ‘First War of Independence’ came to be written, who the historians were, why they were writing, and about the ideological and intellectual influences that shaped their writings. A cautious and consciously analytical approach needs to be adopted.